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by michiguel
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: WCC 2016 thread
Replies: 59
Views: 13658

Re: WCC 2016 thread

But the beauty is that MC saw the whole thing before reaching this position. There were other "safe" alternatives (a draw would have been enough), but he went for the jugular with a couple of minutes on the clock. So, are we just going to ignore that he went from a tablebase win to a draw in the se...
by michiguel
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: WCC 2016 thread
Replies: 59
Views: 13658

Re: WCC 2016 thread

But the beauty is that MC saw the whole thing before reaching this position. Not sure he saw "the whole thing", as in.. the mate-in-12 or so if black plays Bf8 instead of Kh7 😆 Of course he calculated to the last move. IF Bf8 you play Rxf8+ followed by Rxf7+ Ke8 Rf8+ with an easy mate patte...
by michiguel
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: WCC 2016 thread
Replies: 59
Views: 13658

Re: WCC 2016 thread

Nice finish to a predictable match. White to Move and Win! http://i68.tinypic.com/24ybo5x.jpg FEN :2R5/4bppk/1p1p4/5R1P/4PQ2/5P2/r4q1P/7K w - - 0 50 No computer needed to calculate this one. :lol: But the beauty is that MC saw the whole thing before reaching this position. There were other "safe" a...
by michiguel
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: WCC 2016 thread
Replies: 59
Views: 13658

Re: WCC 2016 thread

WOW.

I just watched the end live. What a way to finish the match. Brilliant execution by Magnus.

Miguel
by michiguel
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 5 dev in TCEC
Replies: 66
Views: 19533

Re: Houdini 5 dev in TCEC

Robert has really improved engine. In CCRL, CEGT and IPON Houdini 4 was 119, 154 and 137 points below Komodo 10.1. So progress has been around 140 ELO! Also the qualification to superfinal was the greatest surprise in last ten years or ever!! H qualified? wow, that is a surprise. Any help to see th...
by michiguel
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Volatile bug
Replies: 11
Views: 3867

Re: Volatile bug

It is not that unusual. It is a Heisenbug
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisenbug

The fact that it happens, should be telling you clues or something about the bug itself.

Miguel
by michiguel
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why live online events are good to enter
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Why live online events are good to enter

They are about the science of computer Chess. Unlimited options - no constraints as in the basement/garage/home tournaments and we play full games so bugs in your endgame code will be revealed. :lol: Good one, thanks. Fact is your pathetic tournament has absolutely nothing to offer except for this ...
by michiguel
Sun May 29, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Gambit Festival
Replies: 12
Views: 3109

Re: Gambit Festival

jdart wrote:I'd like Arasan to participate if possible.

Latest version is at http://www.arasanchess.org.

--Jon
Me too,

Gaviota
by michiguel
Sat May 28, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: To MODERATORS: Please STOP moving genuine tournaments!
Replies: 169
Views: 24436

Re: To MODERATORS: Please STOP moving genuine tournaments!

Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches Discussion of computer chess matches and engine tournaments. Seems the perfect place for discussion of tournaments. Just for the record that description text appeared after the 'new' T&M forum was created not vice versa, which means it says nothing, it i...
by michiguel
Tue May 24, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What are your favorite chess engine names?
Replies: 26
Views: 3896

Re: What are your favorite chess engine names?

I think the worst names have "deep" in them. This came from a disagreement with the deep blue guys and Amir Ban from the Junior team. IBM had the full-blown deep blue machine, and then for testing, they spun off a single SP node box with the chess chips. They called this machine deep blue junior. A...